White Bean Caprese Salad

White Bean Caprese Salad

Beloved pantry white beans add substance to this take on caprese salad, which comes together in no time. It’s a perfect side for grilled chicken or fish, and can be easily doubled to work as a main course when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. If you’re so inclined, a handful of spicy arugula, thinly sliced roasted red peppers or ribbons of prosciutto — or all three — would also be nice additions. This dish is easily transportable and tastier when eaten while sitting in a lawn chair.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, cheese and half the basil. Gently toss together.
  2. Step 2

    Add the olive oil and season the mixture well with salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Drizzle the salad with the balsamic vinegar and top with the remaining basil. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Add a drizzle or so more of oil and vinegar if needed. Finish with flaky salt.